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Biloxi cops used a Taser to stop Junior Galette at spring break concert

Former Saints player Junior Galette was arrested Friday in Biloxi during a concert at MGM Park.
Former Saints player Junior Galette was arrested Friday in Biloxi during a concert at MGM Park. Associated Press File

Police stunned and arrested a former New Orleans Saints player who reportedly ran after a report of a fight at a spring break concert.

Former Saints defensive back Junior Galette, 29, was arrested Friday night on a charge of disorderly conduct by failure to comply with an order, Biloxi police Lt. Christopher De Back said.

Galette was arrested in the stadium at MGM Park during the Spring Break Explosion concert.

“MGM staff flagged down police about a possible fight about 10:30 p.m.,” De Back said. “Two people appeared to be fighting — grabbing each other, pushing and shoving each other — and officers intervened. Galette ran off and police had to chase him down, but he didn’t get far.”

An officer subdued him with a Taser, he said.

The other person apparently complied with police orders, De Back said, and was not arrested.

Galette was released on a $500 bond.

He has spent the past two seasons with the Washington Redskins, but he was injured and has never made a play in a Washington jersey.

Friday’s arrest was not his first encounter with the law. He was arrested on a charge of domestic violence, but that charge was later dropped. He is still facing a civil lawsuit from the incident.

He was cut by the Saints before the 2015 season after a 2013 video that reportedly showed him hitting a woman with a belt during a brawl on a Florida beach.

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